South Sudan Revitalized Peace Agreement 2018

Nicholas Haysom, the Secretary-General`s Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, said he was preparing to implement a peace agreement that has been revived after two years of civil war. He stressed the importance of reflecting on how the international community and the United Nations should assess, support or react otherwise to the relaunched plan, and stressed the need to recognize the achievement of Sudan, supported by Uganda, in mediating the relaunched agreement. While the agreement may be flawed, it remains an effective platform for peace as long as stakeholders show political will to implement the agreement, he said. The agreement has led to a welcome reduction in violence in most parts of the country; but the civilian population bears the bruising of the ongoing fighting, and a disturbing pattern of sexual violence persists. Another potential obstacle is the obvious lack of urgency, determination, political will and political commitment to the very implementation of simpler goals of the peace agreement. Admittedly, this is just over two months after the signing of the agreement, however, considering that the transition period of 12 May 2019 is prescribed to pave the way for the RTGoNU, many outstanding activities to pursue the objectives set out in the R-ARCSS 2018 implementation matrix could have been completed by that date. the release of prisoners of war and political prisoners; the creation of the Joint Defence Commission (JDB); The re-establishment of the Joint Military Ceasefire Commission (JMCC); withdrawal and secession of forces by the parties; The implementation by parties to the Joint Committee for Security security in transition (JSTC); drafting the constitutional revision by the National Constitutional Review Committee (NCAC) to enshrine the R-ARCSS in the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan (TCRSS); Creating a fund to implement shares during the transit period; the re-establishment by the National Committee for the Review of Security and Defence (SDSR) and the Commission for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (GDR), the establishment of an implementation roadmap and a budget for political tasks during the transition period; and the tasks of IGAD, including the appointment of the JMEC President, the approval of the mandate of the Joint Monitoring and Reconstituted Evaluation Commission (JMCS), the re-establishment of the NCAC and the establishment of the Independent Borders Commission and the Technical Boundaries Commission.6 At this rate, there are legitimate concerns that the 36-month transition period under the TNUGo presidency may be too short to complete. genuine institutional reforms. stabilize the country and hold democratic elections.

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